- The definition of credentialing is establishing whether a person or company has the degrees, certifications, distinctions or other attributes it claims to have.
Checking with a perspective employee's school to determine if he really got a degree he claims to have earned is an example of credentialing.
Variant of credential
Rare entitling to credit, confidence, etc.; accrediting
Origin of credentialMiddle English credencial ; from Medieval Latin credentialis: see credence
- anything giving evidence that someone is entitled to or deserving of credit, confidence, etc.
- a document that serves as official proof of a person's position, authority, etc.; specif., letters of credence